Headlines: Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas Set for AMAs

Pentatonix, Kiefer Sutherland, Steve Martin & More to Present CMA Awards – A capella vocal group Pentatonix may also sing as they present their category. Kiefer Sutherland and Erika Christensen from the new ABC show Wicked City. Comedian and banjo player Steve Martin will present with Edie Brickell, his collaborator on the 2013 album, Love Has Come for You. This year’s Miss America, Betty Cantrell, and Sports Illustrated cover model Hannah Davis. Plus: Charles Kelley, Lee Ann Womack, Brett Eldredge, Jennifer Nettles, Darius Rucker, Reba, and Cole Swindell. Chris Stapleton has also been as performer. CMAs air November 4 on ABC – Read more at ABC News Radio

NICK JONAS, DEMI LOVATO AND WALK THE MOON TO PERFORM AT THE “2015 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®” – dick clark productions and ABC announced today that Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato and WALK THE MOON will perform at the “2015 American Music Awards,” the world’s biggest fan-voted award show. They join previously announced host and performer Jennifer Lopez, as well as 5 Seconds of Summer, Selena Gomez, One Direction and Carrie Underwood. The “2015 American Music Awards” will broadcast live on Sunday, November 22 at 8:00pm ET on ABC. – via dc Productions press release

Scott Borchetta Joins NASH Next Competition as Mentor – Big Machine Label Group founder Scott Borchetta will serve as a mentor during the Final Challenge phase of the NASH Next Competition, which will discover and release new music from promising country artists. The winner of the competition will be signed to the new NASH Next record label. The three previously announced judges include producer James Stroud, Kix Brooks (of Brooks & Dunn) and Cumulus Senior Vice President of Content and Programming Mike McVay. The NASH Next Challenge grand-prize winner will be announced on Dec. 7, and all 10 finalists (listed below) will participate in a national NASH Next concert tour in 2016. The winner will be decided based on a combination of scores from the music industry judges, an original “Spin Index” of social media activity and online fan voting. – Read more at Music Row

Former American Idol contestant Heather Cox Coe to share the story of her brain surgery and recovery on ABC’s ‘The Doctors’ – After years of dealing with chronic pain and being hospitalized multiple times due to a tumor in her brain, a local woman is now finally on the mend. Heather Cox Coe, a former contestant on the popular TV show “American Idol,” began having health problems in 2010. She was diagnosed with having a pineal gland tumor in the center of brain, which caused severe headaches and well as seizures. Coe will be returning to television, this time to share her story on the ABC show “The Doctors.” The episode featuring Coe is expected to air on Monday at noon. – Read more at Yadkin Ripple

Carrie Underwood: 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me (I’m a Doomsday Preparer!) – Country superstar Carrie Underwood, whose new album, Storyteller, is out now, shared 25 fun facts about herself with Us Weekly. – Read more at US Magazine

Carrie Underwood on Mommyhood and the Thing She’s Most Excited to Experience with Isaiah – P: You almost got a record deal as a young teenager. What’s your take on rising to stardom a little bit later in life? CU: I am so happy that I got to experience life before everything happened. I was still a baby, I was 22 when I graduated—ha, when I graduated—when I won American Idol. So I was still in my early 20s and still figuring things out, but I had the opportunity to pay my own bills and I had jobs and I got to struggle a little bit and grow up before everything happened. I’m so glad that didn’t work out for me when I was younger. I don’t think I’d be where I am now and I don’t think I would’ve been able to emotionally handle that. Even if Isaiah…is gonna be musical, I don’t think I’d ever push him to do anything before he kind of figured out where he stood. – Read more at Parents.com

Survivor host Jeff Probst reveals intel on the emergency exit and what happened next – What you didn’t see in the episode was the minute we got on the boat, I handed him my cell phone and believe it or not, in the middle of the ocean in Cambodia we got reception and he talked to his son and told him he was coming home. It was a very powerful moment that I was honored to witness. And the only reason we didn’t show it is because we didn’t have a camera on the boat. I just handed the phone to him as an afterthought. The best news in all of this is that his son received a heart transplant and is doing incredibly well! I’m hopeful we’ll see the entire family at the live reunion show in December. – Read more at EW.com

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